At first glimpse, the Ghost SL AMR X 9 LC has a great deal going all out. Ergon grasps and also an 800 millimeter Race Face Atlas bar and 35 millimeter stem offered acquainted comfort in the cabin, while the new Walking stick Creek Dual Barrel Inline Coil CS shock had us frothing to obtain the AMR into our long travel examination loop.
The Yeti SB5.5 has 20 millimeters of distinction ahead and also rear wheel travel (160 millimeters in the front and 140 millimeters in the back). Just how did Yeti wind up deciding on these traveling numbers? The Change Infinity suspension bikes normally ride like they have a lot more travel than the numbers suggest. In the case of the SB5.5, we also knew it had to manage the rigors of EWS courses, so the Fox 36/ 160mm was the best choice. We constructed the geometry around 160 millimeters of front wheel traveling so we might attain a bike that can rake in a straight line, but not be unwieldy in tighter surface.
When Specialized introduced the Enduro 29, it was one of the very first production 160 millimeter travel 29ers to grab interest, consisting of ridicule from bikers reluctant to approve altering wheel dimensions. Today, the sluggish preconception as soon as connected with bigger hoops has mainly dissipated.
What made Yeti make a decision to create a longer travel 29er, specifically due to the fact that the company already had a qualified mid travel 29er in the Yeti SB4.5? Twenty niners were having some success on the Enduro World Series circuit as well as our racers expressed rate of interest in racing a longer travel adaptation of the SB4.5. We made a test mule and understood it was a special bike (it's the bike of option for much of the Yeti personnel). It ultimately became Cody Kelley's go to bike for the EWS and can be Richie Rude's choice on some programs in 2017.
The structure is clean and also well thought out. The cable television ports permit simple gain access to, however likewise anchor wires down for a peaceful flight. There's even a Di2 battery port, yet no in triangle container install. Pivot uses 8 excellent construct kits and allows you select between 2 wheelsets as well as three dropper post sizes. The buy in is at least $5,000, with great reason. Big travel trail bikes commonly make a lot of concessions, however with the right rider on the ideal surface, the new Firebird makes none.
Price on the 2017 Norco View array from $3,900 to $6,500, and also the frame is offered for $2,600. Views are slated to be readily available in shops around the beginning of March. The aluminum 27.5 designs have not received any type of updates, but will certainly be available as carryovers beginning at $2,550.